Capital Punishment And Its Effect On Society Today

879 Words Nov 18th, 2014 4 Pages
1.0 Introduction

My report is about capital punishment and how it has an effect on our society today and why I am for capital punishment.

1.1 What is capital punishment?

Capital punishment or the death penalty is a legal process where a criminal has committed a serious crime like rape or murder and is then decided if he or she should be put to death.

Capital punishment has in the past, been practised by most societies, as a punishment for criminals, and political or religious dissidents. Historically, the carrying out of the death sentence was often accompanied by torture, and executions were most often public.

2.0 Where does capital punishment happen?

Capital punishment has been used in almost every part of the world, but in the last decades many have stopped using it. Usage of capital punishment is set in four categories set down below:

• More than 51% of all countries have stopped using capital punishment.
• 4% retains it for crimes committed in exceptional circumstances
• 25% permit its use for ordinary crimes, but have not used it for at least 10 years and are believed to have a policy or established practice of carrying out executions, or it is under a moratorium
• 20% maintain the death penalty in both law and practice

3.0 why the death penalty should be bought back into Australia?

It has been over 47 years since the execution of Ronald ryan and 38 years since the death penalty had been abolished in Australia. Here are some reasons why…
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